Mitchell Bordelon wins 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted: April 26th, 2016

mitchellBordelon2016Mitchell Bordelon is one of four Colorado State University graduating seniors and three graduate students receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year.

The NSF-GRFP provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution). It includes opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct research at any accredited U.S. graduate education institution.

While at CSU, Mitchell has spent countless hours researching in the labs of Professor Jamie Neilson (Department of Chemistry) and Professor Kathryn Ross (Department of Physics). Working in collaboration, Mitchell delved into the fundamental physics behind structure-property relationships in solid-state materials on numerous projects ranging from perovskite-based photovoltaic materials to magnetic interactions in geometrically frustrated materials.

Mitchell will pursue a graduate degree at the brink of chemistry and physics at the University of California–Santa Barbara in the fall. His PhD research will be focus on correlated electronic phenomena in materials. Mitchell would like to thank Colorado State University for providing him with ample opportunities to pursue and develop his interests in science.

Congratulations Mitchell!

Read more about Mitchell’s research here. Other CSU awardees can be found at SOURCE.